Pakistan bowled well in first two ODIs: Hazlewood

Pakistan bowled well in first two ODIs: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE (Web Desk): Australia right-arm paceman Josh Hazlewood on Tuesday said that Pakistan bowled well in the first two ODIs, especially their left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Amir.

Australia’s top-order suffered collapses in both ODIs in Sydney and Melbourne, losing early wickets which prevented the hosts from setting mammoth targets.

“I think it’s just good bowling first of all,” said Hazlewood. “The two left-armers at the top have bowled pretty well in both games, especially Amir in the first game. Then they’ve tightened the screws with their spinners.” The 26-year-old added that Australia are coming up with a plan to end Pakistan’s dominance of their top-order.

Hazlewood knows Pakistan batsmen aren’t usually comfortable with extra bounce and pace. “We know they’ve got a couple of good quicks,” he said. “But we know their batters don’t like that extra bounce and pace. Hopefully it’s nice and quick.”